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Off We Go, Laughing and Scratching

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After our conversation about Off we go like a herd of turtles, often said by a parent gathering kids to leave the house, Joanna in Santa Cruz, California, shares the one she heard from her father: Here we go, laughing and scratching! In 1939, Hollywood columnist Walter Winchell reported that film director Archie Mayo used that phrase to start shooting a scene instead of saying Action! This is part of a complete episode.

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